Mackay based mining service provider Mastermyne Group is looking to Poland to fill 900 new coal miners for positions in both NSW and QLD mines.
“This is a large-scale project running over three years. Our Australian client aims to recruit some 300 miners a year.“
And with over 300 polish job seekers answering their advertisements, it seems there is plenty of interest.
Why Polish Workers and Not Australians?
While it can be frustrating for Australian job seekers, companies such as Mastermyne are turning to Poland for workers for a couple of reasons:
- Mining is a major industry in Poland (with over 100,000 workers)
- Polish workers are usually well qualified
- They operate the same (or similar) machinery as in Australian mines
About Mastermyne Group
Mastermyne was founded in 1996 in Mackay by Andrew Watts and Darren Hamblin with 2 employees operating in one mine. Today Mastermyne is listed on the ASX and employs over 780 people operating in 20 mine sites in Queensland and New South Wales.
Since its establishment in 1996, Mastermyne has grown significantly both organically and through the acquisition of complementary businesses.
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